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AUSTIN EXECUTIVE AIRPORT
A History of Austin's Newest General Aviation Airport
R
on
W. H
enRiksen
Chapter 7
The Ruling
In late June, the Administrative Law Judg-
es issued a 144-page Proposal for Decision, in
essence a preliminary order in which parties
had the opportunity to comment on the pro-
posal prior to the issuance of a final order. The
judges recommended that LCRA's preferred
Route 24 be approved, with minor modifica-
tions. Count one win for LCRA. In addition to
recommending minor route deviations, the
judges recommended that LCRA be required
to construct low-profile structures in the vi-
cinity of Bird's Nest Airport.
After nine months of struggle, nine months
of legal squirming, nine months of paperwork
and data gathering and late nights fretting
over a single sentence of testimony, we had
(I'm hesitant to say it aloud or even write it
here, now more than two years after the fact,
for fear I might jinx the whole thing) won.